This reflection activity is comprised of two sections collectively totaling a minimum of 500 words. Complete your reflections by responding to all prompts.
Analyze how changes in the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy affect at least 2 of the 4 components of GDP (consumption, investment, government spending, net exports). Justify your answer to the following question: Have the Federal Reserve’s countercyclical monetary policies been effective in moderating business cycle swings?
Government interventions into markets can sometimes succeed, but sometimes they make the situation worse. Explore 2 examples of government intervention that did not work. Explain why the intervention made things worse, and what could have been done differently to improve the situation. Support your analysis by including:
- What the situation was
- What the intervention sought to solve
- What happened
- What might have been done differently